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Current Bulletin

St. John's Anglican Church

Parish of Horton,  Wolfville, Nova Scotia

Feb. 17th, 2019 - 6th after Epiphany 

8 am  Holy Communion, The Book of Common Prayer, P. 67

Collect: O GOD, whose blessed Son was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil, and make us the sons of God, and heirs of eternal life: Grant us, we beseech thee, that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves, even as he is pure; that, when he shall appear again with power and great glory, we may be made like unto him in his eternal and glorious kingdom; where with thee, O Father, and thee, O Holy Ghost, he liveth and reigneth, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

Reader: Helen Shaw         Eucharistic Assistant: Beth Turner


10am  MORNING PRAYER, The Book of Alternate Services

AGM will take place after the service

The Gathering of the Community

Opening Hymn                            Come Down, O Love Divine #645

The Penitential Rite, p. 45

      The Confession, p. 46

      The Invitatory #4, p. 47

Jubilate, p. 49

As the children depart for Sunday School we will sing, verse 1  #536,

Singing songs of expectation, onward goes the pilgrim band,

Through the night of doubt and sorrow, marching to the promised land.

Clear before us through the darkness gleams and burns the guiding light:

trusting God, we march together stepping fearless through the night.


The Proclamation of the Word,

The 1st Lesson: Jeremiah 17:5-10, Jim Fyfe

A Prayer of St. Richard of Chichester (L. J. White) - Margaret Finlay with Abigail Sandiford, Markeeta Thompson, and Sheena Strickland

The 2nd Lesson: 1 Corinthians 15:12-20, Ron Stuart

Gradual Hymn                  Where Charity and Love Prevail  #467

The Holy Gospel: Luke 6:17-26

Sermon: Like Trees Planted by Streams of Water, Bearing Fruit

Affirmation of Faith

Hear, O Israel, p. 53

Offertory Hymn                                           Seek Ye First  #458

     Prayer over the Gifts, p. 355   

  Intercessions and Thanksgivings

      Prayers of the People: The Rev'd Ann Watson

      Collect of the Day: God, you root those who trust in you by streams

      of healing water. Release us from the bonds of disease, free us from     the power of evil, and turn us from falsehood and illusion, so that                                                  

      we may find the blessing of new life in you through the power of         

      Christ. Amen.

      The Lord’s Prayer, p. 54

      Announcements: Ian MacDonald

      Closing Hymn               Praise My Soul, The King of Heaven #381

The Dismissal p. 55


Greeters: Denyse & Jim Nelson

Counters: Diana Patterson & Elaine Slauenwhite

Everyone is invited to enjoy a brief time of fellowship and refreshments following the 10am service this week provided by Karen & Dale Hennigar.


SERVICES FOR February 24th

8:00 am Holy Communion (BCP)    10:00 am Holy Eucharist (BAS)


Cycle of Prayer

Please remember in your prayers…

·       The Church of the Province of Central Africa, the Ecclesiastical Province of Ontario, and the Parish of the Resurrection, Sydney

·       All who are in need of God’s healing grace: Albert Jucker,

Barclay, Marlene & John Reid, Tom Shaw, Jane, Doreen McKee, Shelley & Gloria, Connie, Heidi, Harry, Cecil, Ann Watson, Richard Fry, Eric Alcorn, Patricia, Kathleen, Rob Phillips, Steve Kamburis, Don & Betty Little, Sylvia, Faye Sponagle, Linda, Frances & Peter Jucker, Mary-Laura, Pauline Wright, Derek Smith, Bill & LaVerne MacDonald





Mark these dates on your calendar

TODAY: Parish AGM: Sun., Feb. 17th following the 10am service (approximately 11:15am) Storm date: Feb. 24th.


Mon., Feb. 18th, noon: ACW meeting in the sunroom. Bring your lunch; tea and coffee is provided.


Ron’s Painting Classes: Tuesdays, 10am-noon until March 12th.


Tues., Feb. 19th, 10:30am, Blomidon Court: Holy Communion


Weds., Feb. 20th, 2:30pm, Blomidon Court: Hymn Sing


Weds., Feb. 20th, The Loyal Workers of Port Williams United Baptist Church: “Post Valentine” Hamburger Soup/Corn Chowder luncheon, 11:30am-1pm. Cost is $8./person. We will be offering a great array of delicious desserts, fresh breads, tea and coffee. (PLEASE NOTE: snow date of Thurs., Feb. 21st,)


Fridays at 10:30am at the back of the church: Christian Meditation


Sat., Feb. 23rd: Welcome Tea for Suaad. Time is 2pm in the meeting room. Gifts are not expected, but we will have a 'money tree' for those who wish to contribute (or you may make a donation to the Refugee Support Fund at Wolfville Baptist Church if you’d like an income-tax receipt). ACW is looking for donations of sandwiches. We are supplying the tea and coffee.


"The S-Word" Documentary Screening, Al Whittle Theatre
February 28th, 2019 6:30-9pm (doors open at 6 pm).
Join the Acadia Mental Health Initiative (AMHI) and the Eastern Kings Community Health Board (EKCHB) for a screening of the "S-Word" documentary on February 28th in the Al Whittle Theatre, followed by a community discussion on addressing suicidality and promoting resilience in our community. Admission FREE. Open to all.  For more information contact or call 542-1244


WORLD DAY OF PRAYER SERVICE FOR 2019. Fri., Mar. 1st. 2pm, St. Francis of Assisi Roman Catholic Church. The service was written by the women of Slovenia. All are welcome. Reception to follow.


Tues., Mar. 5th, 11:45am-1pm, Orchard Valley United Church: Monthly Soup & Dessert Luncheon. Choice of Italian Wedding Soup or Creamy Cabbage Soup, homemade biscuits & rolls, tea/coffee, and Apple Crisp with Ice Cream for dessert, for $8./person. Take-out or delivery is available - please order by noon, Mon., Mar. 4th by calling 902-681-0366, ext 1, or emailing Orchard Valley UC is located at the foot of Cornwallis Avenue (across from the entrance to County Fair Mall) in New Minas.


Tues., Mar. 5th is Shrove Tuesday. Jim Nelson is looking for more pancake chefs so that we will be able to hold our Annual Pancake Supper on that day. Please contact Jim ASAP at 902-542-9295 or if you can help.


Sat., Mar. 30th, 9:30am to 3:30pm, Christ Church, Berwick, Module #3, Seek More - third module of the MORE Mission Schools being offered by our Diocese. This module is designed for parishioners and clergy with plenty of discussion and opportunity to ask questions. MORE is based on God’s desire to give the world MORE of what it really needs: hope, love, and freedom. MORE is not a program, but a way of seeing ourselves and our church transformed so we can grow! Lunch Provided; Open to Everyone. REGISTER ONLINE: (or call  902-420-0717)  


Church & Community News

Rector's Schedule: Sandra will be in the church office Mon., 9:30-11:30am. She will be off Thursday.


Rector’s Sabbatical: A Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) sheet about the Rector’s sabbatical is available at the back of the church.